Your Best Defense against Weeds in the Lawn



Published March 9, 2016

Cornell University turfgrass expert Dr. Frank Rossi narrates this short how-to video from the free ebook Lawn Care: The Easiest Steps To An Attractive Environmental Asset. Check garden centers or online stores for the many hand tools that exist for pulling specific weeds. Pulling weeds is easiest when the soil is moist. Be sure to remove the entire root system as perennial weeds will regrow from the underground parts. Also a targeted spray on young small weeds with the proper herbicide can be efficient. Be certain to properly identify the weed and read the herbicide product label to determine if the active ingredient(s) listed will kill the identified weed. Your time and money will be wasted if you spray herbicide that is not effective for your specific weed issue. Also consider learning to live with some weeds.

The free ebook Lawn Care: The Easiest Steps To An Attractive Environmental Asset is available from iTunes and at Cornell’s turf site. It features expertise from Cornell University Turfgrass research team. Seven short how-to videos are key features. Additionally, photo galleries, interactive images and concise directions make it quick and easy to understand how to cultivate a healthy lawn that is an attractive environmental asset. Guidance is also provided on advanced lawn care including addressing problem areas and creating a new lawn. Details apply to lawns in places with growing conditions comparable to New York State. Connect with your local Cooperative Extension network to gather additional information for your specific growing region.

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